SAUCHIE put on an top quality display over the weekend as they thumped Vale of Leithen by six goals.

A brace from Ross Kavanagh, two from Jack Docherty and one apiece from Brian Morgan and Kieran Anderson sealed it for the Reds, who maintain the pressure on Linlithgow at the top of the table.

Assistant manager Darren Cummings was delighted with the victory and said this result, alongside the 3-2 League Cup win over Broxburn through the week, was a big boost for the team.

He told Advertiser Sport: “We made a few changes on the way down but it was good to get a result.

“It’s a tricky park to play in, to be honest, but the boys did brilliantly to get a result. We knocked the ball about well and scored six goals.

“It’s a very difficult surface to play on but the boys knocked the ball about well and didn’t resort to playing the long ball – we kept the ball down and moved it forward.

“It was a positive weekend and we got another three points on the board.”

Another two goals adds to Kavanagh’s impressive tally for the season so far, with the in-form striker also providing the assist for Anderson’s goal to double their lead.

Cummings spoke of the attacking quality throughout the team and praised Sauchie for their goalscoring capabilities.

“Yeah, Ross Kav got two over the weekend,” Darren added. “He wasn’t too chuffed we subbed him off, mind, but we’re only trying to keep him fit.

“We’ve got threats all over the park – we brought in Kris Kelly and he’s a threat going forward. He’s positive, young and energetic and got a good shot on goal.

“Anderson linked up with Kavanagh well, those two have established a good partnership, they’re both two good players.”

Sauchie next play in the league this coming Saturday and will welcome Hill of Beath to Beechwood.

“We’ll be ready for Hill of Beath,” Darren added. “I don’t think their league position actually does them any justice.

“They’re a better side than the league makes them out to be, but anybody can beat anybody in that league.

“We’ll have to bring our A-game to Hill of Beath but I’m sure the boys will be ready and we hope to get the three points on Saturday.”